Will We Learn?

With the oil leak, in the Gulf of Mexico — growing at an alarming rate of 800,000 litres each and every day — comparisons to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, in Alaska, in 1989, are becoming more and more prevalent in the news. And for good reason. What with this being predicted, by some, to become the worst oil spill in history!

That said, will we learn from history? Or are we doomed to repeat it? Democracy Now interviewed Riki Ott, a first hand witness to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, yesterday. I highly recommend you check it out for some context into how BP is likely to handle this disaster.

Yesterday, I was of the mindset this — however tragic and sad it really is — would be just the thing that is needed to help us begin to change our ways. Or it has the potential to. But now I’m not too sure I think that way any more.

And if this doesn’t, there is nothing that will…